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# Friday math movie: 5 Quick Math Tricks for Filmmakers

By Murray Bourne, 16 May 2014

It's much easier to become a film maker these days, especially as the quality of smart phone cameras continues to improve.

Here are some math-related tips for better movies.

He discusses the f-stop scale, what an appropriate shutter angle is, the 180-degree Rule and Rule of Thirds, and how to read a histogram.

Actually, there are plenty of potential interesting math lessons arising from this. How about get students to make relevant videos about the math they are using, while making videos!

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